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Craftsman 315.172310 Owner's Manual

Sabre saw variable speed double insulated


Owner's Manual
Variable Speed
Double Insulated
Model No.
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Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
this product.
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA
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• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
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  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of • Maintenance this product. • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA 0( °s Visit the Craftsman web page: 972000-479 9-00...
  • Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS • Table Of Contents ............................• General Safety Rules ..........................• Specific Safety Rules/Symbols ........................• Features ....... _ ..........................• Assembly ................................ • Operation ..............................7-12 • Maintenance ..............................• Accessories ..............................• Exploded View And Repair Parts List ..................... 16-17 •...
  • Page 3 Tool Use and Care Check for mlsalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condi- • Use clamps or another practical way to secure tion that may affect the tool's operation. If and support the workpiece to a stable plat- damaged, have the tool serviced before using.
  • Page 4 Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator. Additional Rules for Safe Operation •...
  • Page 5 SYMBOLS SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Designates Double Insulated Construction tools .../rain Revolutions or Reciprocation...
  • Page 6 KNOW YOUR SAW APPLICATIONS See Figure 1 (Use only for the purposes listed below) Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself • Cutting wood surfaces. with all operating features and safety requirements. • Cutting thin sheet metal. Your saw has many features for making cutting •...
  • Page 7 Your saw has been shipped completely assembled WARNING: Do not attempt to operate this tool except for the blade. Inspect it carefully to make sure until you have read thoroughly and understand no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. completely all instructions, safety rules, etc., If any parts are damaged or missing, contact your contained in this manual.
  • Page 8 BLADE STORAGE WARNING: Before connecting your saw to the power supply source, always check to be See Figure 5. sure it is not in lock-on position (depress and A convenient feature on your saw is a blade storage release switch trigger), Failure to do so could area.
  • Page 9 GENERAL CUTTING SCROLL CU'I'I'ING See Figure 7, See Figure 6. Scroll cuts can be made with your saw by guiding the Rest the front of the saw base on the workpiece and direction of cut with applied pressure on the handle as align cutting edge of the blade with the line on your shown in figure 7.
  • Page 10 PLUNGE CUI-I'ING ANGLE cu'n'ING (Bevel Cutting) See Figure 8. See Figure 9. Bevel cutting angles may be adjusted from 0° to 45 ° WARNING: To avoid loss of control, broken right or left. Angles for cuts from 0° to 45 ° in 15 ° blades, or damage to the material being cut, increments are marked on a scale on the front of the always use extreme caution when making plunge...
  • Page 11 SPLINTER-FREE CUTTING SLIDEBASE BASE TO THE REAR PIVOT SCREW See Figure 10. CLAMP PLATE The base of your saw has a narrow slot to permit splinter-free cutting. It is especially useful when cutting plywood. This feature should only be used when making straight cuts or circle cuts.
  • Page 12 TO INSTALL OPTIONALFLUSHCUTTING BLADES See Figure 12. CHIP Flush cutting blades should be used when making SHIELD close or flush cuts to the walls. • Unplug your saw. BLADE CLAMP WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious injury.
  • Page 13 GENERAL DOUBLE INSULATION All parts represent an important part of the double Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric insulation system and should be serviced only by a power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual qualified Sears service technician. three-wire grounded power cord.
  • Page 14 Sears retail stores. WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SABRE SAW If this I:RflFTSMIIN Sabre Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 15 NOTES:...
  • Page 17 CRAFTSMAN SABRE SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.172310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your SABRE SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...
  • Page 18 For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts &...

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